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A billion here, a billion there

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

I was born and raised in Pekin, the land of Senator Everett Dirksen. He was the man who uttered the famous quote, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money."

A co-worker sent me this which puts a billion in perspective.

How many zeros in a billion???

This is too true to be funny...

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money .

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it's releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes,

at the rate our government is spending it.

Imagine, now $700 billion bailing out banks in the US . That's enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!